DIARY - OCTOBER 2000
18 October 2000
Where did the past year go ? It went vwhooom.
On this day last year I had the unsettling task of lugging an almost unconscious
Aidan to the local GP for a shot of penicillin. Today was far more relaxed
... Aidan was able to stay awake to blow out the candles on my birthday
cake. Hip, hip ... hooray.
Trish took Liam and Evan for their first official
picture. Here is the result ...
Liam (left) and Evan (right).
Click to enlarge.
20 October 2000
Aidan's temperature hit a high note and he spent
the night at PMH with Aunty Flo.
21 October 2000
I never would have thought blood transfusions
were commonplace. Aidan goes the extra distance to prove that is not the
case. He spent the latter part of the morning and early afternoon receiving
a top up on the blood front. In the afternoon we caught the tail end of
a Telethon concert in the Starlight room. For those readers outside Western
Australia, Telethon is an annual fund raising exercise hosted by TVW
7, one of the local television stations. The proceeds go to PMH for
equipment and other amenities.
One of the PMH public relastions people at PMH
thought Aidan was rather cute and hoisted him over for a photo with Martin
Sacks, an actor who appears in the TV police drame, Blue
Heelers. The photo will appear in next week's paper.
24 October 2000
Aidan made a grand appearance in today's West
Australian newspaper. See below.
Aidan (centre) with Martin Sacks from Blue
Click on the image for an enlarged view.
27 October 2000
Where did the year go ? According to Mandy, Brian's
mum, it went "voom, like a rat out of an aquaduct". On this day last year
Aidan was diagnosed with a potential medulloblastoma and ushered unto Princess
Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH). It was a very long night for everybody
28 October 2000 & 29 October 2000
Had a short holiday with Aidan at PMH to sort
out an earache and raging temperature. Also managed to take the young man
for a bit of window shopping in the city; I haven't taken him to the city
since before he was diagnosed last year.
Last Updated 18-Dec-2000